sandy nobody

Rookie (midwest, usa)

She Loved To Watch Him Play - Poem by sandy nobody

she never missed a practice
never missed a game
sat there watching
yelling his name

baseball, soccer, basketball too
she was always there
cheering him on
win or lose she didnt care

he was her little boy
he loved to play
she loved to watch him
even far away

for 12 years she was
at every game
always watching
yelling his name

then 1 day
he asked her not to come
he loved her
he would always be her son

he said other parents
never come
and he didnt want to have
the only one

he said he was a grown
man now
doesnt want his mom
around now

she said
ok
i wont embarrass you
that way

a few years later
he walks to the mound
looks at the bleachers
he hears a familiar sound

then he sees her
watching his game
sitting there patiently
yelling his name

he smiles real big
tips his hat
throws the ball
right past the bat

after the game
he runs to the stand
looking at his mom
she waves her hand

he runs past the fence
around the post
then realizes it was
his moms ghost

she never missed a practice
never missed a game
sat there watching
yelling his name


Comments about She Loved To Watch Him Play by sandy nobody

  • (2/23/2007 7:55:00 AM)

    What a wonderful verse! This one could be a song... (Report)Reply

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  • (2/23/2007 4:14:00 AM)

    Agree with Trade. A delightful read.
    Danny
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  • Trade Martin (2/23/2007 3:53:00 AM)

    Nice work Sandy...., it's a touching piece. I wrote a song with a similar concept (about a dad and his son) years ago but never got to finish or record it...! ! ! Best, T.M.. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 22, 2011


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